People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 3

People, Projects, and Organizations

July 2, 2015
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The Work Breakdown Structure: One of the Project Manager’s Most Important Tools

The work breakdown structure is one of the most important project management tools you have as a project manager. It’s the foundation for estimating, budgeting, sequencing […]
June 19, 2015
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Business Requirements: Documenting the Business Side of Projects

While many business projects are IT-related, more and more are being initiated and funded by lines of business, from marketing to finance and beyond. If you’ve […]
May 18, 2015
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Organizational Effectiveness Rule #1: All Work Isn’t Created the Same

“The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” It’s a well-worn cliché, but that’s because it’s invariably true. Think about what happens in most organizations. Whatever’s making the […]
May 5, 2015
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Why You Need a Project Charter—and Why You Don’t

Here’s a riddle for you: If a project goes ahead without a project charter, does it really exist? Before you answer, I should tell you, it’s […]
April 27, 2015
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User Stories and Use Cases Go Hand-in-Hand

Whether it’s a software project or a marketing project, all projects have something to deliver. And all projects have users—people who will interact with that end […]
April 15, 2015
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Employee Engagement – The Half Truth

Employee engagement is on everyone’s mind these days. Not only do we continue to see the dismal numbers reported again and again, more studies are revealing […]
March 24, 2015
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Project Scope and the Question of Quality

When the subject of project scope comes up, many people immediately think of the features and functions of a product or service, and maybe the results […]
March 17, 2015
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Business Analysis Training: The 5 Parts of a Compelling Business Case

You see a problem. You have a solution. You can’t get management to listen. That is, until you mention the resources required, and then they’re listening—and […]
March 12, 2015
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Essential Communication Processes for Effective Project Management

Effective communication is one of the most important components of project management. Project managers need to communicate regularly with stakeholders and the project team to ensure […]
February 10, 2015
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5 Helpful Tips for New Project Managers

The role of project manager is not only crucial, but requires a variety of skills and characteristics. A successful project manager needs skills and natural abilities […]